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Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream (no ice cream maker and with secret ingredient)

This creamy chocolate ice cream is heaven for any chocoholic. You don't need an ice cream maker, no bananas, and no coconut milk. The secret to make this creamy chocolate ice cream? Sweet potatoes and patience.
Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream

Isn’t it interesting how the weather influences what we want to eat? It makes sense when temperatures go up that we crave colder foods and vice versa. But something that most of us can appreciate no matter the time of the year is chocolate. Am I right or am I right?

Chocolate milk, chocolate cake, chocolate bonbons…and then there is chocolate ice cream. My favorite! It’s pretty safe to say I adore this chocolate ice cream. Just like in this recipe you won’t need an ice cream maker and no bananas, but also no coconut milk, coconut oil or coconut water.  And to me that is a big plus. I love coconut, but somehow in bigger quantities it can be a bit too much of a good thing, especially when used in creamy heavier recipes such as a chocolate recipe. So I used a secret ingredient. You can probably already guess what it is, because I have used it in this recipe to replace a banana. I’m talking about the sweet potato. It makes everything sweet, rich and creamy. So why not use it to make chocolate ice cream, right?

If you are a true chocoholic then this recipe is one to try. I literally finished the entire batch myself.

Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream

And as if this isn’t enough chocolate for one recipe, I also added a simple caramel sauce for those beautiful festive days. Or for the not so festive days where you could use some comfort food aka chocolate.

Do you also love chocolate? If you are going to make this creamy chocolate ice cream, I would love to see it on Instagram or Facebook so don’t forget to tag me #thegreencreator

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Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream

Creamy Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Author: The Green Creator
  • Yield: 1-2 1x
  • Category: ice cream, sweet, dessert
  • Cuisine: vegan, plant-based, dairyfree, glutenfree


This creamy chocolate ice cream is heaven for any chocoholic. You don’t need an ice cream maker, no bananas, and no coconut milk. The secret to make this creamy chocolate ice cream? Sweet potatoes and patience.



  • 1/2 cup (about 75 g) soaked cashews (at least 30 minutes in water)
  • 8 soaked Medjool dates soaked for 20 minutes in water
  • 3/4 cup (about 180 ml) plant-based milk , I used oat milk
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 34 tbsp (or to taste) sweetener such as maple syrup, xylitol or date syrup ( I used date syrup.
  • 67 tbsp cacao powder (use less for a sweeter taste)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • 12 tsp vanilla essence (optional)
  • 12 tbsp cacao nibs (optional)
  • 1 cup (200 gram) cooked sweet potato (without skin) Depending on the size about 1.5 whole sweet potatoes
  • 45 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) water
  • 12 dates
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder


  2. Drain the cashews and blend them with the dates with water and milk until smooth. Add all the other ingredients and blend again. Pour into a container (I used a baking mold) and freeze for about 3 hours. After 3 hours give it a stir and freeze again for 3 hours. Stir again and freeze for longer. This will simulate an ice cream maker and will prevent the ice cream from becoming ”icy”. The more often you stir the ice cream in between and incorporate air while the ice cream is setting, the creamier it will be. I did this 3 times. It all comes down to how much time you have/are willing to invest in this delicious creamy chocolate ice cream.
  4. Blend all ingredients. Add more dates for a caramel taste. Add more coconut sugar for a sweet taste. And add more water to thin the sauce.


For a bigger portion (as shown in the pictures) you may want to double or triple the recipe.



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  • Reply
    April 21, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Oh my God! Do you know how happy this recipe makes me? No bananas, no coconut milk, no avocados (can’t eat all three) – this is heaven for me. Thank you so much! Instantly bookmarked!

    • Reply
      April 21, 2018 at 11:58 am

      Aw I’m so happy you like this recipe Maren 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Reply
    Albert Bevia
    April 26, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    You are right, chocolate is something we enjoy all year round, no matter the weather! this ice cream sounds delicious, such a clever idea using sweet potatoes, this is very impressive

  • Reply
    Caroline | RD-Licious
    April 26, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    Oh my goodness this looks HEAVENLY. I am a chocoholic so I definitely plan to try this…great recipe! XXOO

    • Reply
      August 29, 2018 at 1:57 pm

      Ooooh as a fellow chocoholic, I think you will love it! 🙂

  • Reply
    April 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    wow sweet potato! Never thought of that. Very clever idea Bianca!

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